Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Gina K. Designs May Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2: Dreams and Birthday Bash

Hello my friends! Welcome to Gina K. Designs May Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2. Are you excited to see what we have for you today? I am! For today's hop we have 2 wonderful sets: "Dreams" by Tami Mayberry and "Birthday Bash" by Rupa Shevde.

The Dream, The Hope, The Reality Card:

Directions:
  • Make card base from Ivory Cardstock.
  • Cut  apiece of Patterned Paper (Butterfly Garden from Pink Paislee), ink all edges. Adhere it to a piece of Grass Green CS. Add a couple of strips of PP, for the top one punch bottom border, ink all edges and add stitches. Adhere it to card.
  • Stamp image and sentiment on Ivory Cardstock in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Die-cut and emboss image using Rectangle Nestabilities. Adhere it to card with foam tape.
  • Add Clear Rhinestones to top border and bow to card.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory, Grass Green (GKD)
  • Paper: Butterfly Garden (Pink Paislee)
  • Stamps: Dreams (GKD)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Clear Rhinestones, White Ribbon (GKD)
  • Accessories: Border Punch (Fiskars), Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sewing machine, Sponges. Foam tape, Scor-tape.
Birthday Wishes Easel Card

Directions:
  • Die-cut 3 pieces of Red Hot CS using Eyelet Circle Nestabilities (Biggest die).
  • Stamp image on White CS in Memento Tuxedo Black, color image with Copic Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Circle Nestabilities. Adhere it to 1 of the Red Hot Circles.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil a second piece of White CS using Circle Nestabilities. Adhere it to second piece of Red Hot CS.
  • Stamps sentiment on White CS. Die-cut and emboss it using Fancy Tags Die. Adhere it to card using foam tape.
  • Take your last piece of Red Hot CS, Score it exactly in half, the score it at 1", fold it and adhere to card to create the easel part. (See picture).
  • Add bow and stickles to cupcake and turtle.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Red Hot (GKD)
  • Stamps: Birthday Bash (GKD)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Embellishments: Pink Ribbon (GKD), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Eyelet Circle Nestabilities, Fancy Tags (Spellbinders), Copic Markers, Fabri-tac, Scor-tape, Foam tape.
All the products in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store.

Are you ready for  more inspiration? Check out the DT blogs listed below. Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!!
Have fun hopping!
Thanks so much for stopping by.

100 comments:

Melanie said...

That is easel is so adorable! I must get some of that pink paislee paper to try, this is beautiful!

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome Giovana! I almost did a circle easel card too, lol! LOVE it!

richardbreaks said...

Gorgeous work!! The easel is awesome!

Rita Kegg said...

love both of your cards!

Donna said...

Wow, what wonderful cards, the first is Fabulous, such wonderful stamping and distressing and the stitching looks so great, your card stock almost looks like leather!! Love the card.
And the Second is so adorable, what a great design, have to try that one today!!! Have to make my grandson a card!
Thanks
Donna Przy....
Love your music by the way!!

Deb said...

SO gorgeous, Giovana! I love the circle easel, but that first one is definitely my FAV!

Stephanie Schuler said...

Great projects! The cards are so cute!

Sandy said...

I especially love the gorgeous dream card

Dottie Watson said...

I love your cards. So different
Thnx for sharing.. hugz, Dottie

Barbara Colbert said...

Beautiful...I LOVE the easel card!!!!! ANd the stamps are SO cute!

Shelly said...

How absolutely breath taking is the first card! Then you did a 360 and made an adorable easel card! How talented are you! TFS!

Karen Denson said...

The dream card is absolutely beautiful.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Once again, stunning work! That first card is just amazing!! Your 2nd fun card is so clean and crisp!!

Teri said...

These are JUST BEAUTIFUL!!

jonim52 said...

That easel card is soooo stinking cute!

Riette said...

Hehe that easel card is mind-boggling! Love the coloring of the first card.

Katie Renz said...

Beautiful cards!

Joan said...

The neutral tones on your 1st card are very striking as is the circle easel design, and your 2nd with the mouse and turtle is so cute.

Bonita said...

Great cards. Easel card is stunning. Thanks

Lynne said...

What a wonderful card and great tutorial. Have to try this one.

Rosie said...

Beautiful!!

Sue said...

What beautiful cards.All your cards are inspiring.

Nana Donna said...

Your cards are gorgeous, off the finish the hop

Scrapacat said...

OMG you have gone above and beyond with these! Beautifully distressed image matched to the perfect paper - I must have that paper - and a cute easel card... I'm in heaven with inspiration!
♥ky

Valerie said...

Both cards are excellant, you are very creative.

Suzanne J Dean said...

The first one is so elegant and beautiful Giovanna! And the 2nd is just super cute--love the circle easel!

hugz,
Suzanne

janice moss said...

Beeeuutiiful! Love the mouse & turtle!

Joni said...

As an educator and a mom, I know you shouldn't have favorites, but when my time is limited, I always choose to look at your work. The easel is sweet. But your sweet, sweet song is my favorite. Be blessed.

The Vannoy Family said...

Such beautiful cards - Thanks so much for sharing Giovana! Love Gina K's blog hops - so inspirational! Have a great day!

calamitypam said...

Is this not the cutest thing? I just find it amazing that y ou are so fabulous!!!

Jaclynn Marie said...

Love, Love these cards; especially the Shabby Chic!!! TFS!

Auntie Em said...

Love the green and brown card with the bird silhouettes and bling on the border. The little red friend card is really fun.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Barb said...

awesome cards. am going to have to try doing an easel card.

scraphappy4067 said...

Love the cards!!...thank you for sharing!!

L8ybug2 said...

Beautiful! I love the mouse and turtle.....Rita

Mrs Ham said...

Wonderful cards, Giovana. Great used of the stamps.

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful Dream card, Giovana, and your easel card is fabulous!

Chris said...

Great cards, Giovanna. The easel is so cute!

Sally said...

Great card. Like your ideas

dklessig said...

Beautiful cards, the easel card is so cute. children would love it.

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Sue D said...

Both cards are fabulous!

Bonnie said...

Love your cards! I've never tried an easel card but will add it to my list.

Kary said...

Awesome cards, Giovana!! The easel card is so so cute, and the first card is just perfect. Love them!

Diane N said...

Giovana I love your cards!

Isabel Z said...

Stunning creations. I love the easel!

Betty Neville said...

Fantastic Giovana! Love them both!

Kay S said...

Your first card is simply gorgeous! Love everything about it. The easel card is absolutely adorable! Love the sparkles on the cupcake frosting! :-)

Carol said...

Such wonderful card ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

naneruth said...

So lovely! I like the stickles on the cupcake, envelope and turtle shell.

Nancy said...

Love the "mouse" card!!

Designs By Sky said...

Love BOTH cards! They are both gorgeous! Thanks for the instructions.

Donna Phelan said...

Wow your first card Giovana is GORGEOUS. Love the distressed look of it and that stitching is wonderful!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are terrific! I have never seen a round easel card before and I love the sparkle you added to the turtle's shell! You certainly demonstrate your mastery with the shabby chic style in your first card as well.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Absolutely love the easel card.

Carolina said...

Love the elegance you achieved with the first and the adorable scene and fold you created with the second!

Jenny McGee said...

Very cute cards. Love the circle.

jonim52 said...

Love the easel card. I really have to try that, thanks for the inspiration

Gayle said...

Lovely, Very clever using a circle for your easel card. I loved both of them.

Anniesgg said...

Love the cards thank goodness we can scrap lift.....you are so talented!! Thanks!

sandi said...

I love the first card!! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Sharon said...

Great cards! Especially like the first one with the distressed look!

Sharon said...

great cards!

Barbara Hale said...

I love both of your cards. I made some easel cards last year and now I want to make some more. TFS

Jill said...

Both cards a great---beautiful and cute

Pam Young said...

I love your cards!! The easwl is so cute and clever.

Linda said...

Awesome cards. I love the details on each one. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your cards. The first one is so elegant and lovely. And, the second one is just adorable. Both sets are very desirable to me.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Giovana- These are both wonderful cards! I especially like your first one!

mjensen602 said...

Your cards are exquisite! I especially like the gold stitching around the edges...very beautiful!

Your red card is so unique as well.

Susan said...

Beautiful cards as always Giovana. I just love the first card -- very vintage feel. Your second card is so sweet!

jazy1m said...

Love Love your cards. Thank for sharing.

Marsha said...

Your first card is absolutely gorgeous. I don't think I have ever seen a round easel card - so cute !

redstamper7 said...

The red easel greeting is just as cute as it gets! What a super fun present for some lucky recipient! Very nice.

Becky T

Tina Gilliland said...

LOVE the distress embossing. The easel card is to cute!

Teresa said...

Love the vintage look of your first card! Beautiful! Hugs, Teresa E.

Lorraine said...

Wow, gorgeous work and both cards are so very different!

Cynthia B. said...

Love the stitching and vintage look of the first card, and how CUTE is the 2nd card?! TFS!

Debbie Rogers said...

The easel is awesome, but I love your card Giovana using Tami's "Dream" set!

Michelle Single said...

Love all the details on your cards - wow!

Golda said...

Both are great, but the round easel card is amazing.

Jennie said...

Oh these are beautiful Giovana!! Love the Dreams design and your Birthday Bash is adorable! Love the circle card design :o)

vlyrat said...
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vlyrat said...

Beautiful card... and I love the love eisel card too!

Brenda said...

Fabulous cards Giovana!!

Kelly said...

Such cute cards! Love the first one!~

margaret said...

I love your stand up card. I must purchase the die cut for that.

margaret said...

I love your standup card-- I must purchase the die cut!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great cards. Love the fun easel.

Jill said...

What beautiful cards, I especially love the easel card, with that cute little mouse and turtle. You did a spectacular job on both of them. Thank you so much for sharing.

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

I love your first card, it's just stunning, a little different fold on your easel card, very neat!
Patti

Ravengirl said...

Love this creative little easel card and the beautiful papers that you paired with Tami's beautiful new set!

Kris said...

Both cards are great but I especially love the second one! Cute and round and an easel to boot! Fantastic! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Luv 2 Create said...

Giovana, that circle easel card is just adorable. Will have to give it a try for sure.
Marcie

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

LOVE the circle easel card!! And the Dreams card is so elegant and soft!

bbryant said...

These are gorgious the easel cards is a must for my collection.

thekolbes said...

Your talent is amazing
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Clare said...

How cute is this! VERY!

scrapalajen said...

Love it!!! Fabulous mousie card!

 
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